SARS: Diseases and Viruses of the Coronaviridae Virus Family


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How did the Coronaviridae family get its name?

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1. The Coronaviridae viruses spread by:

2. What is one reason that SARS-CoV is so dangerous?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz and corresponding worksheet to gauge your understanding of the causes and symptoms of specific coronaviridae viruses. You must be familiar with both SARS and MERS in order to get a passing score on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test yourself with questions on the following:

  • What causes MERS
  • The cause of SARS
  • The ability to recognize true statements about SARS and MERS
  • What SARS stands for

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding two specific types of coronaviridae viruses
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about viruses and recognize which statements are true and which are false
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the causes of SARS and MERS

Additional Learning

Enhance your understanding of these viruses with the lesson titled SARS: Diseases and Viruses of the Coronaviridae Virus Family. It covers objectives like the following:

  • Provide a brief overview of the physical appearance of coronaviridae viruses
  • Relate facts about the SARS virus
  • Supply fatality statistics in regards to MERS
  • State the origins of both SARS and MERS